KENYA: A CLASSIC SAFARI WITH NAIROBI

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When’s the last time you laughed like a hyena? Pack your khakis, greys, and greens and get ready for the ride of your life—or rides, rather! This classic African safari holiday packs in 10 game drives to see lion, leopard, zebra, giraffe, and countless other creatures of Kenya’s most famous national parks and wildlife reserves.

Come face to face with adventure in custom-made 6-person 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles staffed by expert safari guides. Take in the best views of the “Big 5,” the Samburu “Special 5,” and every impala, ostrich, and gazelle in between—all in their natural habitats. Need to slow down and put on the brakes? Sumptuous safari lodges and comfortable tented camps, breakfast in the bush, and late day sundowner drinks present the perfect opportunities to rest near the rhinos, raise a mimosa to the monkeys, and say cheers to the cheetahs.

Explore more on your Africa tour in Nairobi. Feeding endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Centre, see the rare white rhino on a safari walk, and visiting the former home of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen are a few highlights!

Traveller Notes
- We’ve packed everything you need for an amazing adventure—from hand-selected safari lodges and tented camps to friendly Globus Tour Directors and expert Driver/Guides, and seamless transportation between destinations including intra-tour flights. 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles come stocked with fresh, filtered water and equipped with a popup roof for unfettered game viewing and photography. Plus, each vehicle is limited to just six guests, so you’ll always have a window seat!
- The Great Migration is a natural event, and the movements of the migrating herds are difficult to predict year to year. The herds are typically seen in the Maasai Mara Reserve from August to early November. River crossings are more of a challenge and we’ll adjust game viewing if there is a chance to witness this rare and extraordinary sight!
- All game viewing is done at your own risk. We require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
- This tour explores game areas with rough roads and is not recommended for guests suffering from back problems or other physical issues.

Availability

From 16/01/2024 to 24/10/2024

What's included

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Breakfasts Included: 9.
Lunches Included: 8.
Dinners Included: 7.
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Itinerary

  • 1 ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA
    Jambo, Kenya! Welcome to Nairobi, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
    2 NAIROBI
    Conservation Matters Guided sightseeing starts at the Nairobi Safari Walk for an elevated adventure on raised boardwalks offering uninterrupted views of the endangered pygmy hippos, albino zebras, white rhinos, and more. Learn about the conservation efforts of the region's diverse wildlife and habitat protection at this animal orphanage. After lunch, visit Karen Blixen Museum, dedicated to the Danish baroness and author of Out of Africa - a 1937 autobiographical account (later, an Academy Award winning film) illustrating her experience as a coffee farmer and connections with Kenya. You'll also visit the Giraffe Centre, followed by free time this evening. (B,L) TOUR HIGHLIGHT TALL ORDERS Visit the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi-a non-profit organization operated by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife, focused on saving the Rothschild giraffe. During a visit to this remarkable sanctuary, learn about this giraffe sub-species, meet them up close and feed them. Get closer on the feeding platform, and you may just get a kiss!
    3 NAIROBI-SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE
    Shaba Special Drive north out of the city to Shaba National Reserve, home to the "Special 5," a collection of unique animals, including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and gerenuk. Start your safari adventure with an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Listen for a symphony of bird calls at the Shaba National Reserve. More than 400 recorded species including the vibrant vulturine guinea fowl and gray crowned crane reside in Shaba. Look low for the Kori bustard, the largest flying bird native to Africa.
    4 SHABA
    Arid Awakening Morning and afternoon game drives plus free time at your lodge. Due to the dry climate, grasses are sparse, making animals easier to spot. The Ewaso Ng'iro River borders the reserve, providing a year-round water supply. These two factors make for a great game viewing experience! Sundowner drinks in the bush are served prior to returning to your lodge for dinner. (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT SUNDOWNER DRINKS This evening, enjoy the legendary tradition of safaris with a memorable happy hour in the bush, complete with sunset views over the Ewaso Ng'iro River!
    5 SHABA-OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
    Wonderful Weavers & Wildlife Sanctuaries Depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. En route, stop at Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers, a project aimed at building sustainable livelihoods for local women through social and economic activities. After lunch, visit the [LF] Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, then set out for an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D) LOCAL FAVOURITE CONSERVATION HEROES Learn more about the plight of chimpanzees during a visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary offers a long term home to orphaned and abused chimpanzees-a moving example of wildlife conservation for future generations. ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT INTO THE WILD A guest Favourite, Sweetwaters Serena Camp is in the heart of the conservancy with magnificent views of Mount Kenya. Globus guests enjoy tents situated directly in front of the floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink day and night for a vantage point directly from your private verandah!
    6 OL PEJETA-LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
    High & Mighty Morning game drive in Ol Pejeta. Then, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa to Lake Nakuru National Park. Settle in to your lodge prior to dinner and gaze at the lush landscape from your private patio or open-air lounge. (B,L,D)
    7 LAKE NAKURU
    At the Water's Edge Your morning game drive includes an exclusive [LF] bush breakfast. Keep your eyes out for giraffe, impala, flamingo, striped hyena, and a variety of birdlife along the water's edge. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D) LOCAL FAVOURITE BREAKFAST IN THE BUSH As part of your morning game drive, you'll be treated to this time-honoured safari experience in Africa's unmatched landscapes, reminiscent of Africa's early explorers. Sip mimosas as you revel in this memorable experience in the wild.
    8 LAKE NAKURU-MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
    Jewel of Kenya This morning, depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya's most famous game area. "The Mara," as it is called by locals, is part of the Serengeti ecosystem and boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, typically from August to early November, their population grows by almost 2 million, providing a bountiful food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an afternoon game drive. (B,L,D)
    9 MAASAI MARA
    Magical Mara Morning and afternoon game drives plus free time to relax at your camp. Be sure to watch for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, and much more. Tonight, a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush features a traditional Maasai dance performance. (B,L,D) LOCAL FAVOURITE CULTURAL GEMS The Maasai people bring a history of rich culture tied to this wilderness known as the Cradle of Life. Your special farewell dinner in the bush includes a traditional Maasai dance performance celebrating an ancient culture amid the majestic wildlife who find sanctuary here. The perfect ending to a spectacular safari adventure!
    10 MAASAI MARA-NAIROBI
    So Long, Farewell Embark on a final game drive before flying back to Nairobi, where a day room is has been reserved for your use. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm. (B)
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